Craig Easton: Bank Top
In April 2021, Craig Easton was announced as The Sony World Photography Organisation Photographer of the Year, for his series ‘Bank Top’.
As part of our reopening after lockdown celebrations we are excited to be exhibiting his winning series.
‘Bank Top’, is a collaboration with writer and academic Abdul Aziz Hafiz and is a result of the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery initiative Kick Down the Barriers, a project instigated in response to media reports portraying the town as the ‘the most segregated in Britain’. Seeking to challenge this narrative, the museum invited artists and writers to collaborate with residents of various neighbourhoods and create a robust and authentic representation of their communities.
Craig’s work is deeply rooted in the documentary tradition. He shoots long-term documentary projects exploring issues around social policy, identity and a sense of place. Known for his intimate portraits and expansive landscape, his work regularly combines these elements with reportage approaches to storytelling, often working collaboratively with others to incorporate words, pictures and audio in a research-based practice that weaves a narrative between contemporary experience and history. (www.craigeaston.com)